on: Yesterday at 10:02 PM
|Started by Nature - Last post by Nature|
The wedding-clothing page is so dream-like that I thought it would be nice to share where you can buy really nice clothing at a reasonable price. It seems that there's zillions of hijab bloggers with no substance, as they all post clothing faaaaar beyond what us everyday people wear!
In the States, there's all the wonderful clearance stores: TJMaxx, Marshalls, Ross, Nordstrom Rack. There's also Target and JCPenney. For online, there's Shukr Islamic clothing and there's the Zulily sales online.
on: Yesterday at 10:02 PM
|Started by jannah - Last post by kungfupanda|
The video tells a lot. It contains Taggy the so called Imam. forgets to mention that his place of preaching isn't a Musjid but a Freemasons lodge.
I have used the statement white supremacist a lot here. And this video and the fact that Tag is right next to her is a brilliant example of it.
Tag has demonstrated for Nick Griffin. Yes you heard right.
When Nick Griffin the famous Nazi, White supremacist was in court facing charges of race hate. Tag campaigned for him to be let off! He demonstrated for that Nazi, that white supremacist.
Just like Mona, Tag doesn't limit his attacks on Islam on one issue.
He has campaigned against schools that offer Halal meat, against Hijab as well as Niqab, linked hands with evengelical Christians, Zionist Jews and White supremacists to stop Musjids being built.
You name it, he has done it all.
They deserve each other.
I am not surprised.
on: Yesterday at 09:55 PM
|Started by jannah - Last post by kungfupanda|
1 No one ever said no abuse go on any place, anywhere at anytime. Jannah is the place where that would be the case and this world is not Jannah, never has been, never will be.
If you say abuse is not general, that it only happens to Muslim women or in Muslim countries. You need to bring an example of a country where there is no abuse?
Individuals are to blame for individual actions. No one denies that. The fact that individuals are responsible for their own actions is why we have crime and punishment. But when crimes are not being punished, then it is the fault of the ruler as well as the individual. In democracies you can say the people of the country share the blame. So Jews in Israel share the blame, Americans and British share the blame for the war crimes their countries have done because they elected their governments. But in the case of Arab countries that are ruled by dictators and kings, the people share no blame except in the fact they may not have done enough to remove the ruler.
The only people that share the rulers blame are people like Mona, who support that dictator.
Jannah you need to think about what you have said. Are you supporting vigilantism?
If taxi drivers are to blame for actions of criminals, what do you want them to do? Use their taxis as police cars. Shove people that abuse women in the streets of Egypt in to their Taxis and then look them in their toilets?
The Blame of the Taxi driver only goes so far as his inaction against the ruler. The same goes for the Ulima. Muslim nations are not ruled by Ulima, they are ruled by kings and military dictators.
me and mona are at opposite ends of the argument here.
She calls for secularism and sees Islam in the laws of the land as the problem while I see secularism as the problem and see ruling by Islam as the solution.
I blame Mona and people like her for all the problems in the Muslim world. These people are the ones ruling now. And she has made no secret of her support of military actions in that video. You see that hijab wearing woman, striped to her bra, and kicked in the chest?
Mona is a hypocrite. That is the military she supports. She hails that military ruling Egypt. She is an apologist for their actions. And yet, she wants us to buy those actions are because "Arabs men hate woman".
No, Mona hates Women!
I believe any legislation that comes from secularists like her, are only to increase oppression, for both men and women.
Mona is trying to play the old divide and rule tactic, so her secular army can rule and oppress while by trying to divide men from women.
Ruling by Islam, replacing the military dictatorships and kings in the middle east with a single Khilafah will NOT RESULT in Jannah on Earth.
Khilafah existed less than 100 years ago on those very lands and it was not Jannah on Earth. Not even the Khilafah Rashida or Madina ruled by the Prophet PBH was Jannah on Earth.
People did commit crimes ad women were raped in the Khilafah, abuses did happen. Even when the Prophet pbh ruled Madina, abuses did happen, there were Murders, thefts rapes.
But when these things happen, the Prophet dealt with them by Islam. HE ordered that the rapist be stoned to death. He expelled the Jewish tribe that insulted a Muslim woman.
The difference is, the rulers and the police do not stop crimes against women happening.
So who is to blame for this?
People who are against those rulers, or people like Mona who support them?
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on: Yesterday at 09:34 PM
|Started by jannah - Last post by jannah|
This should cheer everyone up!! A mom reunited with her children
on: Yesterday at 08:52 PM
|Started by Noora - Last post by Nature|
I read the whole thing and I thought it was very beautiful advice! It was long-winded, but I highly empathize with what they said - there is NEVER going to be a 'let up' or relaxation 'period', life is always going to be asking you to got onwards to the next achievement, and as soon as one is over you can be sure that four more are on your way! If you constantly work blindly towards each and every problem thrown at you, you will go through a horrid cycle of burn out, quick rest, then burn out again. And the only solution is to truly live a balanced, relaxed life overall - by keeping a constant connection with Allah SWT, in every day and aspect of life.
on: Yesterday at 07:36 PM
|Started by Noora - Last post by Noora|
~ Just for you ~
Do you know yourself?
Today, teenagers and young adults go through life with three or four different faces and personalities, depending on who they are with. Like chameleons, they skillfully alter themselves in order to adapt to their high pressure environments and the various demands that originate from their bosses, parents, spouses, family and friends. Life has become a masquerade for them, and over time external layers which were initially invented as a coping mechanism, compelling them to have different hearts, minds, soul and even goals in order to accommodate whoever they are with, develop.
Are you the same person with your family, your friends and others? Or do you develop alter egos, meek in front of parents, easygoing amongst friends, rigid with family, charming with your colleagues; and living behind conflicting facades in order to achieve what you think you need: to accommodate everyone, to satisfy everybody, to blend in, or even just to escape you own reality? If you act with a different personality before different groups, and ask these various groups to come together to describe you, will they give a consistent coherent picture of who you are, or will their reports be contradictory?
All these layers of make believe and being phony, will develop habits of living an illusion.In the end, such people disintegrate internally and are in constant inner conflict, because all the various personalities and faces are not reconcilable. Like a lens that is constantly shattered and reglued, each cracked facet, even when joined together, unifies to a very fragile and dysfunctional whole.
How many faces do you have? Are you forced to be different people all in one, revealing or suppressing different aspects of yourself depending on who you are interacting with and who you are trying to impress? Can you really be three or four different persons within one body and soul, and be true to who you are and who you were meant to be?
Are you a lost soul?
With a lost heart?
And a lost mind?
Have you lost time?
Lost lost lost …Busy busy busy…
But you are going nowhere!
What do you hope to achieve when living life as a pretender? Scoring well in examinations? Landing a good job? Making a man or a woman happy? To be popular? Entering into a fantasy relationship where you are living in a dreamland, the never ending story?
Can you be who you truly are if you are constantly pretending to be someone that you are not?
After acting out these multiple roles, diminishing who you really are,obscuring your true goal in life, and causing you a lot of sadness, loneliness and inner misery, what is the next step? What is it that you are so desperately seeking to make you feel fulfilled and happy, and why? Is it love that you are seeking? A physical relationship? Are you searching for a companion, and if so, what kind, and why? Apply the same question to your job, lifestyle, and all the decisions that you make in life in order to seek this fulfillment.
Or, is it inner peace and tranquility that you are secretly yearning for? Are you on the quest of true happiness? Again, you have to ask yourself: what are you searching for, and what is its value to you? If you do not know, the cycle of make-believe and pretense will continue, and you will keep hunting for various safety valves whenever you are on the verge of breaking down under the weight of so many conflicting personalities. It can be a vacation, pretty clothes, jewellery, piece of music, a nice evening out, or a fancy dinner. But when it is over, you are still like a hamster running on a wheel, exhausted, without a real personality, and going nowhere.
"Nobody understands me. I'm looking for someone to understand me."
Do you feel misunderstood, wanting, hoping and wishing for others to understand you? Or do you wish to understand who you truly are, under all these layers that you have created? Are you free to make your own decisions, think for yourself, and do what is the best for yourself? Do you have a stable and clear vision and set of principles that you are living with?
I have come across wonderful people in my life, with beautiful souls and hearts, who are highly intelligent and well meaning. However, they are living in an illusion, composed of lies and complex make-believe to protect themselves from family battles, social misunderstandings or complicated situations … the reasons are endless. What is the result? They become deceivers to others, play-acting to be who they are not, faking emotions they do not feel; and living life as an imaginary personality to the point that they end up lying to themselves and repressing many aspects of who they really are.
Where are you?
Who are you?
Are you there?
I have encountered numerous wonderful people who are wearing themselves out, trying to indulge everyone; and searching for or defining their own identities through professional growth and career, or setting out their roles in life relative to the expectation of others rather than what they want for themselves. They lose themselves in the process.
In my younger days, a wise man advised me that it is all right to lose everything but not lose yourself. When you have lost yourself, you have lost everything; even if you own everything else in the world. Conversely, if you gain yourself, it is much better for you, even if you have lost everything else. There is a very important point to be made here. What would the outcome be if, in your whirlwind of pleasing others, your illusory identity becomes a habit which ultimately diminishes and strangles your own personality? You will become blind and unable to breathe because you have always been doing things at the direction of others but which are not necessarily beneficial to you. You will be fractured and fragile. If you are sucked into the vortex of other people’s expectations and issues, will you know what to do for yourself? Will you know how to make the correct decisions for your own well being instead of the benefit of others even if it destroys you?
This leads us to a critical juncture: when one wants to cross over from this disguise of half truths and lies, to who he really is. The majority of teens and young adults adopt different camouflages to assimilate with the different styles of life, friends, age groups and cultures. This pushes them to live without a clear set of principles, personality or guidance. They destroy themselves as each phony outer layer, layer by layer, drowns them until there is nothing of them left. What is the value of a person living without a principle, where the person ultimately becomes a doormat, with no identity? How does this end? They become clowns, faceless, in elaborate costumes, but with tears running down their cheeks.
You want it to stop when the conflicting demands get too much to handle. You don't want to talk but you cannot deal with it anymore.
Time to Relax!
Life’s reality is tough, and there will always be problems and demands from others. The truth is heavy, and the challenges are high. Now you are in the fork with two available paths.You can continue falling into this downward spiral, losing yourself every day, or you can make it stop and break out of this cycle. If you want it to stop and find yourself, then you need to relax. Take a break from everyone, to give yourself the peace of mind and heart, to allow yourself to reflect and break away from your cyclone. The first stage is to start a journey of self-discovery. Think of it as a journey of snatching, rescuing, saving and guidance. This is a voyage that no one can or will do for you. It is a path that you have to travel by yourself. The starting point is to free yourself utterly and completely from every attachment that you have formed, and escape from everyone for some “alone time”, with completely different companionship, or even no companion if no one is a suitable companion for your journey of iman.
One of my beloved sisters once kept crying and saying that she wished to relax. But what does relaxation really mean? The word "relax" varies from one person to the next. Some people sleep, listen to music, have a drink. Some people perform yoga or meditate. Some people go for a sauna or jacuzzi. Some people even commit suicide! However, these are not solutions, they are merely tools of escapism...
A bit long but the rest of the article is here: http://muslimfootsteps.com/?q=just-for-you/page/0/1
on: Yesterday at 05:44 PM
|Started by jannah - Last post by pearl|
Too bad Arunachalam Muruganantham's wife left him. He sounds like quite a guy. So much empathy for women. He has devoted so much time to an issue that most men (and women) would never want to discuss.
on: Yesterday at 05:15 PM
|Started by Siham - Last post by Siham|
Masha`Allah we need more people like Moez Masud in the Muslim world, his approach on Islam is so beautiful that you cannot help but to fall in love with Islam all over again…
on: Yesterday at 01:52 PM
|Started by jannah - Last post by Fozia|
Washable sanpro is the way forward, cheaper in the long run, no medical scares ie TSS from using it, safe way of getting rid of bodily waste (I know of people who have used such to do black magic!).
But then I also used washable nappies and I need to have more babies so I cna try the new oens out on the market.
There's a thriving industry for washable sanpro, India should be leading it.
on: Yesterday at 10:40 AM
|Started by jannah - Last post by kungfupanda|
I actually think it is a good idea but not for the reasons he intended.
His pads are degradable.
Most non-degradable, non-recyclable waste in my house is nappies, which are pretty much the same thing.
If they can be made fully degradable. After use they can be placed with food waste. Allowed to rot with food waste to produce methane to generate electricity. And the remain used as fertiliser for crops.
I hope he makes a lot of money.